Thursday, October 27, 2022
The Reeves family has worked over generations to ameliorate harms and create opportunities in Grays Ferry, a predominantly Black community directly next to the refinery’s old north yard. As part of their efforts to demand a more just future for their families and community in the wake of the final refinery explosion in 2019, Mr. and Mrs. Charles and Tammy Reeves have partnered with PPEH to share their perspectives on living with a refinery through the sharing of oral histories (collected in Schuylkill River & Urban Waters Research Corps Archive’s Grays Ferry Oral Histories Project) and through collaboration with visual artist Amy Balkin.
This will be a moderated conversation, which intends to prompt consideration of how rapid response collection and openly accessible archival practices can support community advocates and environmental justice.
Location: Holman Reading Room, Biotech Commons.